The HCSB is built on the Nestle Greek Text and the Wescott Hort Greek text. These have been seriously altered. Compare the Lord's Prayer in the HCSB with the King James (Luke 11:1-4) and you will see the the HCSB leaves out some very important parts of Jesus example prayer. "which art in Heaven"-missing; "thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth"-missing; "for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us"-missing; "but deliver us from evil"-missing.
Think twice before buying this Bible. Revelation 22:19 says, "If any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city..."
HCSB has taken away many of God's Holy Words. BE CAREFUL!
This Bible has exceded my expectatins it is gorgeous and a great reference bible. I love the twisted scripture parts in the chapters. I only wish that I has my name inscribed on this one, but who knew that it would be this beautiful. I recommend this bible.
This Bible is the finest I've ever seen as a study Bible in Apologetics a subject so necessary for our present generation. The articles are many and they are very thorough, but some students may wish to obtain other qualified reference sources if he or she is interested in delving deeper into this vital issue. Also, the HCSB translation, as far as I am concerned, is certainly on the top of the list for clarity and preciseness in modern translations. Since I am a minister and a Bible Teacher I will be using this Bible frequently and recommending it often.
I have only indicated the product quality as a number four. That is because the leather quality is good but certainly not the finest. The quality of paper is good but is a little thin. However, if a thicker paper were used the volume might be a bit bulky to handle. Overall it is a great quality and well worth the price asked by Holman and CBD's price is fantastic! This Bible should last anyone a long time when treating it properly.